From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gymnastic \Gym*nas"tic\ (j[i^]m*n[a^]s"t[i^]k), Gymnastical
\Gym*nas"tic*al\ (j[i^]m*n[a^]s"t[i^]*kal), a. [L. gymnasticus,
   Gr. gymnastiko`s: cf. F. gymnastique. See Gymnasium.]
   1. Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health,
      defense, or diversion; -- originally said of games or
      exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the
      discus, the javelin, etc.; in modern times more
      specifically applied to athletic exercises demonstrating
      balance and agility, such as tumbling, somersaulting, and
      bodily maneuvers performed on special equipment such as
      parallel bars or a balance beam; as, gymnastic exercises,
      contests, etc.
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   2. pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect.
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